I have been busily paper piecing away on this quilt over the past couple weeks, and I am really excited to share the finished top. This quilt was one of my big goals (#16) for the First Quarter Finish Along, so I am really happy to be this far along. I was hoping to run outside to take a photo of the quilt top out in the snow, but the frigid wind kept trying to blow it away, so I had to settle for indoor photographs today.
The close up photos do a slightly better job of showing off the fabrics and colors.
This quilt was inspired by the first mini quilt in my Mini Quilt Mania Series. I loved the pattern so much that I scaled up the blocks so I could do this generously sized lap quilt. At this point in the process the quilt top measures approximately 53″x64″ This is the original quilt which measured 12.5″ x 14.25″ when quilted and bound. I was a little concerned that I may not like my design as well with the scale adjusted, but I think that the size translation is working pretty well.
The fabric I ordered for the backing finally arrived yesterday so this afternoon I’ll baste this up and start quilting. I’m hoping to share the finish in a week or two!